The Eagle Issue 4 2019

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THE EAGLE

ISSUE 4 | OCTOBER 2019


Front Page: Pedal Prix - Murray Bridge 24hr Race

Read more about the Pedal Prix on page 34

Inside Page: Pedal Prix - Murray Bridge 24hr Race

Read more about the Pedal Prix on page 34


CONTENTS

ENRICHING

HUMANITY

Principal’s Note. ............................. 4

Middle Campus News. ..................... 6

Senior Campus News. ..................... 8

Wear it Purple Day. ........................10

‘Thabo Cup’ Futsal Tournament . ..........10

Important Dates. ........................... 11

2019 Ski Trip. ................................12

Humanities. .................................14

Sport News .................................16

Old Scholars Return. .......................21

Stage 1 PE. ................................. 22

Students visit Independent Living Facility .22

Outdoor Education. ....................... 23

Welcome new ISEC students. ............ 24

Japanese Speech Contest of SA. ........ 25

Reconciliation SA. ......................... 25

German Excursion. ........................ 26

ABODA Competition 2019 ................ 27

Annual Senior Campus Music Night ..... 28

2019 SALA exhibition. ...................... 29

Rowing News. .............................30

Pedal Prix. .................................. 34

SWIFT Report. ............................. 39

International News. ........................40

Important Governing Council Meeting. .. 43

Connect with our community and

discover the latest news


FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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Welcome to our newsletter

for Term 3. This latest edition

showcases many of the highlights

from the term, many of which

have been captured on our

Facebook page.

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As you will see our Term 3 has

been extremely busy! Our Music

students performed strongly in local

competitions with both our Drum

Corps troupe and String Ensembles

bringing home silver. We are equally

proud of our Pedal Prix teams

achieving their best-ever season

results with our Focus team coming

runners up in the National title. On

the state stage our students were

actively and proudly involved in the

organisation and support of the SA

School Strike for Climate and once

again medalled in the Japanese

Speech Contest. Our school hosted the

extraordinary Dr Karl Kruszelnicki for

National Science Week celebrations,

who inspired all budding scientists,

and our wider school community

enjoyed the challenge of the

successful Rowing Club Quiz Night.


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Students engaged in two student-led Learner

Summits and were empowered to ‘have a voice about

their learning’ and identified qualities of an engaging

teacher, preferred and effective teaching strategies

and innovative organisational structures. Student

leaders have now analysed the collected data and

will be presenting their findings to staff next term to

support future curriculum and timetable plans.

Throughout the term our students have engaged in

many opportunities – challenging, yet exhilarating

camps, inspiring excursions and an amazing ski trip -

some are even seeing the wonders of Japan and Italy

as I write. Needless to say they are too numerous to

mention in my report and I invite you to view more in

this newsletter and on social media.

We are extremely proud of all of these achievements;

the high level of participation and the contributions

our students make both within school and in the

broader community. Our students are outstanding

ambassadors for our school and are supported by a

dedicated team of passionate, hardworking teachers.

I would like to provide an update of our large Capital

Works (Building) Project. As I reported earlier in the

year, Norwood Morialta High School was fortunate

to receive an additional $9.9m to accommodate

the introduction of Year 7 students from 2022, thus

creating a combined building fund of $39.9m to

support the co-location of our two campuses. This

funding will enable our school to refurbish existing

facilities and construct new state of the art facilities

for 1700 students across Years 7-12. This project is now

well underway and our leaders have been working

closely with architects and the department

to develop the design concepts. These plans will

be completed within the next few weeks and I look

forward to sharing these designs with you, once they

have been formally approved.

In closing I would like to encourage all students to seek

new ways to improve their personal achievements

for the final stages of the school year. In particular,

our school community wishes our Stage 2 students

all the very best with their studies as they finalise

assessments and prepare for exams in the coming

weeks. We look forward to celebrating their successes

at their special Graduation event and again when the

results are released in mid-December.

I wish you all a productive Term 4!

Jacqui van Ruiten

PRINCIPAL


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Middle Campus News

Self Appraisal/ Parent Interview Process

All subjects in the Middle Campus are assessed

against IBMYP criteria on a semester basis.

Semester 2 reports in Term 4 will show final results

against IBMYP criteria with 1 to 7 grades. A 7 is the

equivalent of an A+ while a 6 is an A. Grades 3

and below indicate that a student needs to work

hard to improve in order to go on with the next

level of that subject.

During the subject selection process this term

some students were disappointed to learn that

they did not have the required level to continue

with particular courses , for example if they

had not achieved a high enough level in Year

10 Science they could not choose Physics or

Chemistry in Year 11. Some students have had to

complete extra work after school to try to meet

these requirements. Improved results in Semester

2 will allow some students to change their

selections to the preferred options.

The progress report and student self-appraisal

process has again been used in semester two to

encourage students to consider their learning and

set goals for the rest of the course Reports from

teachers show students’ progress against the

criteria they have covered so far in the semester.

This indicates areas in which students are doing

well and areas for improvements. There is then an

opportunity for parents to come in for interviews

with subject teachers on Wednesday 16 October.

Campus Assembly

A campus assembly this term celebrated our core

value of Distinction with students being awarded a

range of certificates including those who achieved

a very high grade point average (GPA) in semester

1. Students talk about their GPA and strive for the

best they can achieve with the highest GPA being

7. With a stirring opening by our drum corps and

some great musical items by our student bands

the assembly was a great celebration.

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German Lunch

The term 3 cultural celebration was a German

lunch organised by our student leaders and by the

teachers of German and some of their students.

It was a great event with plenty of German food

including sausages and wonderful cakes prepared

by the year 10 food and hospitality class according

to authentic German recipes.

Personal Learning Plan

Year 10 students have been working on their SACE

Personal Learning Plan and this has included

volunteering, fundraising and awareness-raising

activities, with groups of students collecting

donations, selling cakes and running barbecues as

a few examples.

Karen Andrews

Deputy Principal, Middle Campus


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Senior Campus News

Term 3 has been a settled,

focussed and productive term

on the Senior Campus. I am very

pleased and excited to be back

at school and have appreciated

the warm welcome from students

and teachers. I have been visiting

classrooms and observed students

actively engaged in learning and

consolidating the necessary skills,

knowledge and capabilities that will

support final SACE submission and

exams. To offset the intensity of this

period, it is important to remember

that students still need to have

the right sleep, diet and relaxation

activities. The Student Wellbeing

Leader, Learning Community

Leaders, PLG and subject teachers

and support staff are available to

address any last minute concerns.

Student Voice

Throughout the term the House leaders organised

a variety of events from ‘Wear it Purple’ day, the

inaugural Thabo Cup, a soccer competition in

remembrance of Thabo Adesodun, fundraising and

the successful International Celebration assembly

to support student engagement and belonging.

Student voice on the Senior Campus with its focus

on enriching humanity and entrepreneurialism is

helping our students to develop the capabilities to

become active ethical global citizens.

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Formal lessons for Year 12 students will conclude on

Thursday 24 October with the Year 12 Graduation to be

held on Friday 25 October. Students who come into the

school after this time to meet with or work with their

teachers will be required to sign in and out on arrival

and departure and wear full, correct school uniform.

The much anticipated Year 12 Graduation Ceremony

will be held in the Ivan Coward Hall on the Senior

Campus on Friday 25 October commencing at 9.00am.

Information about the Graduation was sent home to

parents/caregivers earlier this term. To support the

organisational aspects of this event students will be

required to be at school no later than 8.15am on the

day.

Term 3 PLG Program

Personal Learning Group activities this term have

focussed on the course counselling process with

students having the opportunity to access the school’s

interactive Curriculum Guide, attend information

sessions presented by UniSA, Adelaide University,

SAIBT, Flinders University, Torrens University and TAFE;

students also received important SATAC information

focussing on the application process for choosing the

courses to study at University and TAFE. In addition, the

University Open Days were also advertised to students.

These days provide a valuable opportunity for students

to explore the different courses available through

tertiary institutions and perhaps even discover a course

that they were not previously aware of.

End of Year Arrangements for Year 12

Students

An Examination Information assembly for all Stage 2

students will be held during the PLG session on Friday

18 October and it is crucial that students attend this.

Students will be given information about the end of

year requirements for Year 12 and SACE exams. This

information including an examination timetable will

be published on the website for parents/caregivers

to access. Should you require any further information

do not hesitate to contact the Senior Campus on 8364

2299

Stage 1 Examinations and Year 12 Ready

Program

Stage 1 Examinations will be held from Monday 11

November to Friday 15 November. This is not the

completion of the school year for Stage 1 students

and the learning program will continue until Thursday

21 November. All Stage 1 students will be involved in a

3 day Year 12 Ready program running from Monday

18 to Wednesday 20 November. The purpose of

the program is to support students to have a better

understanding of the expectation of Year 12 and the

course requirements of Stage 2 subjects and as such

attendance is compulsory. More information about this

program will be communicated to Stage 1 students and

parents/caregivers early next term. Students will attend

their timetabled lessons on Thursday 21 November

to allow teachers to return assignments and exam

papers. The Stage 1 Awards Assembly will be held

on Friday 22 November and all Stage 1 students are

expected to attend in correct school uniform. Students

will be dismissed at the completion of the assembly.

10EX students will continue to work on their educational

program until the end of Week 7 of Term 4.

The school looks forward to working with students and

families to ensure a successful completion to the school

year.

Nikki Kotrotsos

Deputy Principal SC


Student Leaders

Wear it Purple Day

On Wednesday 28 August, Student Leaders

supported Wear It Purple Day by hosting a

celebration In Vibe Café at Recess. Senior

students were able to purchase cupcakes

and wear a splash of purple to show their

support.

‘Thabo Cup’ Futsal

Tournament

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in honour of Thabo Adesodun. Over a

Student Leaders collaborated with Thabo’s

friends to organise a Futsal tournament

4-week period student teams competed

in the Senior Campus Gym during lunch,

this attracted the support of students.

On Monday 23 September two teams

competed in the final match to win the

‘Thabo Cup’, there was a one-minute

silence to commemorate Thabo before

kick-off.

Margarita Paleologos

Learning Community Leader

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Important Dates

Monday 14 October

Term 4 Commences

Tuesday 15 October

Hawaii Global Summit Meeting 5.45pm

on MC Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 16 October

MC STP Discussion 2 – 7pm

Friday 18 October

Italy Sister School Trip returns

Monday 21 October

Stage 2 Farewell Assembly

Wed 23 October – Fri 25 October

Year 9 OE Camp

Friday 25 October

Year 12 Graduation 9 – 11am

Ivan Coward Hall SC

Monday 28 October

Governing Council 6.30pm on SC

Tuesday 29 October

China Trip meeting 5.45pm MC

Lecture Theatre

Tue 29 October - Wed 30 October

Stage 1 Drama Production Ivan Coward Hall

SC – 7.30pm

Friday 1 November

Art Exhibition Launch Pepper Street Art Gallery

Year 8 2nd HPV Vaccinations

Fri 1 November – Sat 9 November

Art Exhibition Pepper Street Art Gallery

Monday 4 November

Stage 2 Exams Commence

Tue 5 November – Wed 6 November

Year 10 Drama Production Ivan Coward Hall SC

@ 7.30pm

Wed 6 November – Fri 8 November

Year 10 Canoe Camp

Thursday 14 November

Year 7 Music Information Evening 5 – 6pm MC

Music Room

Mon 18 November – Wed 20 November

Year 12 Ready Program

Wednesday 20 November

Ritsumeikan Study Tour Arrives

Thursday 21 November

Short Film Festival Screening - 6pm SC Drama

Studio

Friday 22 November

White Ribbon Day

Monday 25 November

Governing Council 6.30pm on SC

Mon 25 November – Fri 29 November

Canberra Trip

Australian Business Week

Monday 2 December

Year 7-8 Transition Day

Tuesday 3 December

Year 10 Transition Day SC – Campbell

Ritsumeikan Study Tour Departs

Year 7 Parent Information Evening 6 - 7pm

Resource Centre MC

Wednesday 4 December

10EX Transition Day SC

PLT Showcase SC 2.30pm

Thursday 5 December

Year 10 Transition Day SC – Laslett

Year 8 Learner Profile Presentations

Friday 6 December

Year 10 Graduation 9am SC

Monday 9 December

E-Newsletter 5

Friday 13 December

Year 8 & 9 Awards Assembly 9am SC

Last Day of Term students dismissed 11.30am

Monday 11 November

Remembrance Day


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2019 Ski Trip

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In Week 4 of Term 3, 37 Year 10 and Year 11

students travelled to Falls Creek, Victoria for the

annual Norwood Morialta Ski Trip. We departed

from the Middle Campus on Saturday evening

and travelled throughout the night, arriving early

Sunday morning. Weary eyed from the 12-hour

journey students were welcomed by wonderful

conditions and a fresh dump of snow making it

great for beginners. They commenced lessons on

Sunday which were proceeded throughout the

week, followed by group skiing/ snowboarding

according to ability level and some free friendship

group skiing/ snowboarding in the afternoons.

30 Students chose to ski while 7 opted for

snowboarding and whilst the skiers progressed

quickly, snowboarders had a much slower learning

progression due to the difficulty of the skill, but they

must be commended on their perseverance and

determination. Over the six days students skied a

range of slopes varying in the degree of difficulty

from green runs such as Wombats and Drovers, to

blue runs including Main Street and Highway and

even black runs such as Summit and Ruined Castle.

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Our students were exceptionally behaved and

represented the school positively. I would like

to commend them all on their responsible and

respectful behaviour. As teachers it was so pleasing

to see them work collaboratively, looking after

each other on the slopes and following the rules

and safety precautions which staff and instructors

implemented.

I would like to acknowledge the wonderful work

from my team Darren Marner and Andrew Crichton

who assisted throughout the lead up and planning

as well as the running of additional lunchtime

lessons and before school fitness sessions which

will enable students to receive 10 SACE credits as

an Integrated Learning subject. I would also like

to acknowledge support staff Ray Prideaux and

Jason Newton who brought an exceptional level

of experience and management which meant our

students felt safe and maximised their time on the

slopes. The ability of our staff to support beginner

students and carefully extend the more advanced

students onto more challenging terrain was

remarkable.

2020 Ski Trip planning is already underway so

please stay tuned for upcoming details in order to

secure a spot. Numbers are limited to a maximum

of 40 students.

Chloe Jaensch

HPE and Outdoor Ed Learning Area Coordinator


Humanities

Year 9 Humanities:

Adelaide Central Market Excursion

Students have been learning about

geographies of interconnections and

cultural tourism. Cultural tourism is

concerned with the way of life of people

in a geographical region. It is linked to their

food, values, culture and history. Students

have explored the geographical concept of

interconnection by investigating the history

and evolution of Adelaide Central Market,

describing the change that

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has occurred

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to the place since its establishment in 1869

and critically discussing the role of Central

Market in interconnecting different people

and places.

The class took part in a Field Work exercise

with a tour of Adelaide Central Market

conducted by Cheryl Turner, Manager

of ACM tours. During this tour, students

were required to record and evaluate the

evolution of Adelaide Central Market to

describe the relation between geographies

of interconnections and cultural tourism.

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Year 10 Humanities:

Happy Valley Water Treatment Plant

Excursion

As part of the Year 10 Humanities (Geography)

course students took part in a Field Work exercise

with a tour of Happy Valley Water Treatment Plant

(HVWTP) conducted by Lee Waters, Manager of

HVWTP tours. The tour went for 1.5 hours. During

this tour students were required to collect, record

and evaluating findings, and represented data in

the form of a report.

Students have been learning about catchment

water and catchment management practices.

This tour involved activities that rehabilitate

degraded terrestrial and aquatic environments and

environmental assessment and planning to ensure

that current and future development does not

continue to cause harm to the environment.

Hamdy Hassan

Humanities and English teacher


Sport News

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Out of Hours Sport

Term 3 has seen another season of winter sport

come to an end, with many successes amongst

our NMHS teams. This season we entered teams in

soccer, Australian Rules football basketball, netball

and badminton, totalling 17 teams across both the

Middle and Senior Campuses.

All our teams competed valiantly each week, with

many teams playing off in the finals. One highlight

was our Year 8 Girls netball team, who went through

the entire season losing only one game, winning in

the grand final. Another success story this season

has been the revival of the Senior Boys Australia

rules football, with NMHS entering their first team in 7

years. Inspired by the coach, Mr Vanderloo, the boys

thrived on the opportunity to represent the school

and made it all the way to the grand final.

Well done to all our students who represented the

school for our winter sport as we now look forward

to the summer season starting in Week 1 next term.

Darren Marner

Sports Manager

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Sport Selection

Congratulations to the below mentioned student for being selected for the following:

Alex

Australian Schools

Rugby Union National

Championships, held in

Sydney, New South Wales,

5 – 13 July

Julian

South Australian 15 and under

Team attending the Kurtis

DeFris National Championships,

held in Perth, Western Australia,

31 July – 3 August

Lucy

Activ8 Sportaerobic and

Fitness Club team in the

Federation of International

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Sport Aerobics and Fitness

National Championships, held

in Brisbane, Queensland,

7 – 12 August

Zyton

South Australian Team in the

Under 16 National Australian

Rules Football Championships,

held on the Gold Coast,

Queensland, 7 – 12 July

Madeleine

South


Australian Team in the Under 15 National

Youth Soccer Championships, held in Coffs

Harbour, New South Wales, 15 – 19 July


This year I was selected

to be a part of the South

Australian Under 15’s team

that went to compete at the

National Youth Championships

in Coffs Harbor. We versed

teams from all over the

country, such as Western

Australia, NSW and Tasmania.

It was a very memorable


experience which I learnt a lot

from.

- Madeleine

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Timothy

Syd Tange 18 Years and Under National Ice

Hockey Tournament, played in Melbourne,

Victoria 1 – 14 July.


It was the first time since 1993 that SA brought home

the gold medal for the National 18 and under Ice Hockey

Tournament. This tournament was held in Melbourne over

the July school holidays and both my brother and I played

together representing SA. Last year, we came home with

silver and were determined to be better. We trained hard in

the months leading up to the tournament. Our team arrived

and we won all games in the round robin and went into the

finals undefeated and on the top of the ladder. We played a

very exciting game against Victoria and won in overtime.


- Timothy

Qaidjohar

South Australian Team in the National

Indoor Cricket Championships, held in

Melbourne, Victoria, 5 – 14 July

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Show us your successful

sporting moments on social

media by using the hashtag:

#nmhseagles


North East Vista Zone Girls Australian

Rules Football

On Wednesday 21 August a group of Senior

Girls participated in the Adelaide Crows 9-aside

Cup against schools from the North East

Vista Zone. It was a bitterly cold and wet day

but the girls bravely fought hard in each of their

encounters despite having no players on the

interchange. Fatigue did become a factor in the

later games but overall the girls finished 3rd

which was a fantastic result.

Amy, Anjelica, Brooke, Caitlin, Chloe, Charlotte,

Emily, Georgia, Georgia, James, Durant

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Kris Vanderloo

Health and Physical Education Teacher

North East Vista Zone Boys Soccer

On Wednesday 7 August two Senior Boys

Soccer teams competed in the North East

Vista Zone 5-a-side Soccer Carnival. The

students represented the School fantastically

and competed exceptionally well. Our Division

2 team received first place and our Division 1

team came in fifth place.

Thank you to all those involved, in particular

Darren Marner and Chloe Jaensch. A special

thank you to Kara and Dylan, our Pre-Service

Teachers, who coached on the day.

Aidan, Alessio, Alexander, Anthony, Antony,

Ben, Christian D, Christian R, James, Josh,

Kareem, Lawrance, Lukas, Mario, Michael,

Nikolas, Nixzon, Yousef

Chris Nguyen

Senior Campus Teacher

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Old Scholars Return

Earlier in the year we were fortunate to have 2016

graduate Grace Inman and 2017 graduate Zac

Bastick return to school to provide their expertise in

Exercise Physiology to the current Stage 2 Norwood

Morialta High School Physical Education students.

Zac Bastick is currently in his second year of

a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of

Exercise Physiology at Flinders University. It was

wonderful having Zac share his learnings from

the university and to also explain some possible

career pathways in the Health, Fitness and Sport

Industry. Zac assisted in running an anaerobic

energy system lab using the rowing ergo where

students investigated the concept of recovery time

on intensity of performance. He also attended

our Fitness Testing lesson where he explained the

relevance of fitness testing and how elite clubs use

this to measure and monitor training programs

and athlete improvement. Students executed a

series of fitness tests such as the Beep Test, Vertical

Jump, Illinois Agility, Standing Broad Jump, Alternate

Hand and Wall Toss, 30m Sprint and Skin Folds.

Zac provided insight information into the first-hand

experience he has had working with elite sporting

clubs in executing their fitness testing, explaining

the strict fitness testing protocols to ensure valid

and reliable results.

In addition, we were also fortunate to have

Grace Inman spend some time gaining teaching

experience as part of her Bachelor of Human

Movement and Masters of Education Degree at

UniSA. Grace provided additional assistance and

it was wonderful having her reconnect with our

school.

I would like to thank both Grace and Zac for

volunteering their time to support and inspiring

our current Stage 2 Physical Education students.

We look forward to tracking their progress in their

chosen careers and future visits to our school.

Chloe Jaensch

HPE and Outdoor Ed Learning Area Coordinator


Stage 1 PE

Students visit Independent Living

Facility

This semester the current Stage 1 Physical Education

class have been completing an investigation into

the barriers and enablers of physical activity within

the elderly population. Students have completed

lots of secondary research on what factors are

preventing the elderly from engaging in the

recommended physical activity.

An aspect of this challenge based learning task

was to plan and implement a training session for

the elderly. The class were fortunate to have guest

speaker and qualified Exercise Physiologist, Aidan

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March present to them to provide a deeper insight

into some of the challenges and limitations the

elderly people face when exercising.

On Friday 20 September students were privileged

to be able to trial our fitness plan with a group of

elderly residents at Aveo Crestview Independent

Living Facility, where Aidan works. We were

extremely grateful for their friendly and warm

welcome and for also being so adventurous in

giving our activities a go. Residents commented on

the students’ excellent work and even liked some

of their new and creative activities including the

ladder walk, bean bag toss and obstacle walk.

Moving forward we would like to set up a long term

relationship where students can go in an support

the exercise sessions on a more regular basis as

part of a community partnership.

I would like to acknowledge the wonderful work of

the students in planning and running the session,

which was entirely student led. I would also like to

express our gratitude to Aidan March for visiting

our class and assisting with the organisation and

logistics. However, finally I would like to thank the

residents of Aveo Crestview for being involved in

this trial and doing such a wonderful job at all of the

exercises.

Chloe Jaensch

HPE and Outdoor Ed Learning Area Coordinator

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Outdoor Education

Year 11 OED – Bushwalking

The two Year 11 OED groups have been busy in

Term 3 preparing for and executing a successful

6 day expedition to Kangaroo Island. The term

started with several local day walks in the Mt Lofty/

Waterfall Gully and a skills day in Belair National Park

gaining valuable walking experience and practicing

navigational techniques.

Para Wirra navigation and

volunteering:

On Monday 5 August – Tuesday 6 August, the

students had the opportunity to practice their

navigation skills at night on the orienteering course

at Para Wirra. The following morning, the students

supported the Rangers and Friends of Para Wirra

community group to plant over 700 native trees.

Year 12 Outdoor Education (OED)

Self-reliant expedition:

The Year 12 OED students completed their final

practical assessment at Deep Creek. The expedition

is entirely planned by the students, with minimal

interactions with the OED staff whilst on the

expedition.

Kangaroo Island – Wilderness Trail

walk:

On Sunday 1 September to Friday 6 September,

our two Year 11 OED classes were lucky enough to

walk the world famous Wilderness Trail on KI. The

walk took 5 days and navigated some of the finest

coastline in Australia. The abundance of native flora

and fauna meant that the group were able to view

snakes, goannas, seals, many varieties of birds and

of course kangaroos and Tamar wallabies up close.

We even had koalas and possums visit us at our

campsites.

The outdoor environment provided plenty of

opportunity for the groups to develop life skills such

as resilience, teamwork, organisation, communication

and collaboration. A big thank you to Ben O’Connell

for his support as a leader and bus driver on both

camps.

The student’s route saw them walking over 58km

over three days along the coast between Victor

Harbor and Cape Jervis. The route followed the

Heysen Trail with the group camping at Waitpinga,

Tapanappa and Trig camp grounds.

The skill set on show included effective navigation,

menu planning and risk management.

Well done to all students on successfully completing

their expedition safely.

Nicholas Sward

Outdoor Education Teacher


Welcome new ISEC

students

Every year the NMHS community welcomes

students from overseas, who come to

Australia to improve their English skills,

pursue further studies and learn more about

Australian Culture. At the beginning of Term 3,

our school proudly welcomed 32 new students

into the ISEC classes. Half of these students

will be on Senior Campus preparing for Year

11 next year and the other 16 who are based

on the Middle Campus will transition to Years

8, 9 or 10 in 2020. As part of their settlement

and understanding of Australian Education

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and Culture, teachers engage in a variety of

special activities and excursions that expand

their overall learning experience.

In the Senior Campus ISEC class, Mrs Hughes

introduced some Vegemite to the class,

finely spread over a slice of white bread with

butter. It’s always fun to see students’ facial

expressions showing that they are unsure if

they like the Aussie spread or not. Overall the

idea is that they learn some new vocabulary,

the origin of the spread, its history and its

popularity amongst Aussie families as part of

the Australian Culture.

In the Middle Campus ISEC class, Mr Lee

and Mrs Ribeiro De Almeida organised an

excursion to the city followed by lunch at the

Central Market. This was a day for the ISEC

students to experience beautiful Adelaide and

some of its malls and surrounding parklands.

Welcome to all our ISEC students and we hope

you enjoy the Aussie lifestyle!

Andrea Hughes

EAL Manager & ISEC teacher

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Japanese Speech

Contest of SA

The annual Japanese Speech Contest of SA took

place on Saturday 7 September at the Education

Development Centre in Hindmarsh.

Three of our students, Yijjia (Year 12, left), Ai

Linh (Year 11, middle), and Renyun (Year 12, right)

participated in the High School Division, and two

of our old scholars Alfred Tay (left) and Amrit

Kumbhar(right) participated in Open Division.

Renyun was awarded the 2nd prize and Ai Linh was

awarded the 3rd prize.

Old scholar, Amrit, won 1st prize in the Open Division

and will be competing in the national competition in

Sydney in October.

Renyun will also participate in the National

Japanese Speech contest in Sydney as the state

first place winner is ineligible to participate due to

her Japanese background. Renyun will attend the

reception of the 50 year anniversary of Japanese

Speech Contest on Friday 11 October and compete

in the contest on Saturday 12 October in Sydney. This

is a fantastic achievement for someone who has

been learning Japanese for only 20 months!

The school warmly congratulates the prize

winners and the participants for their amazing

achievements!

We wish Renyun and Amrit all the best of luck in the

national competition and look forward to hearing of

their achievements!

Satomi Glenn

Japanese Teacher

Reconciliation SA

During the beginning of Term 3 a group of 10

students took part in a Reconciliation SA workshop.

This was held at Glenunga International High

School and was presented by the ActNow Theatre

Company. The theme for the day was ‘Responding

to Racism’ whereby the theatre actors immersed

themselves into their characters. These characters

were from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds

and it followed them through an average day in

their life. The style of theatre that ActNow employs

is forum theatre, which means the audience can

effectively change the course of the play. Whenever

the characters are being targeted due to their

ethnicity the students were encouraged to shout

“STOP!” A student then walks on stage and acts out

how to properly respond to racism. The techniques

on how to correctly respond were developed during

the first session of the day in what were confronting,

but well informed, conversations for students and

teachers alike.

It was eye-opening for the students to discern the

prevalence of systemic racism within our society

with many students realising that they are able to

create change. The workshop gave them tools on

how to not only respond to racism but also to create

awareness as well as how to have these difficult

conversations with peers. It will be great for more

students to attend this workshop so that more and

more students have the skills to respond and negate

racism.

Henry Johnson

Science Teacher


German Excursion

Hahndorf Ein Spaziergang durch die

Geschichte

As part of culture study, two Year 8 German

classes were visiting the historic village of

Hahndorf in August to learn about Hahndorf’s

early pioneering families and their contribution to

the South Australian economy.

Students undertook guided tours at the Hahndorf

Academy which houses the German Migration

Museum, the Schmidt-Rodert Farm, the only

surviving complex of farmyard buildings and

the Cedar, the historic home and studio of the

German born landscape artist Sir Hans Heysen.

Cordula Blank

German Teacher

HIGH SCHOOL

Some of the comments on the Hahndorf

excursions about what students liked best

and what they learned where:

“I liked being able to know what it was like

for the people to live and be introduced in

Australia because it was very interesting and

it helped me expand my knowledge about

German culture and the language. “

“I liked the Hans Heysen house the best. It was

really interesting to see where Hans Heysen’s

lived. To see his paintings and his house was

beautiful. I learnt that the Germans had a

hard life after they moved to South Australia.

They used buckets for toilets.”

“I enjoyed going to the farm as it gave me a

better idea of how the German migrants lived.

It was really great to talk to people that knew

a lot about the subject. I learnt a lot about

how they lived. I did not know before the trip

that, during the winter, they slept above the

cows to keep warm, or that teenage boys

were expected to help on the farm. I also did

not realise quite how hard they had to work, I

amazed to hear that they had to work about

10 to 12 hours each day!”

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“I liked the tour of Hans Heysen’s house and

studio. Because it was interesting to look

inside of his house and to learn about his

background. Hans Heysen was more famous

than I thought. That one of the original farms

still existed and that the school was still

standing and now is a museum for Hahndorf.”


ABODA Competition 2019

The Norwood Morialta High School Drum Corp

competed at the prestigious “Australian Band

and Orchestra Directors’ Association (ABODA)

Music Festival” on 21 August. This was our third

year competing against other schools around

Adelaide. Over 20 other schools were involved in

the festival mainly from South Australia and some

from interstate. At ABODA the NMHS Drum Corp

competed against four different schools in an open

percussion drum line ensemble.

NMHS Drum Corps played extremely well to win the

Silver grading at the event. Our highly respected

percussion teacher, Mr. Peter Matzick, rated it as

our Drum Corps’ best performance at ABODA so

far. This was an amazing result considering that we

have 4 new members who are year 8s and have

been playing drums for less than 3 months.

fuller and nicer, now we are starting to sound like an

actual DRUM CORP. We hope to build our equipment

gradually to be able to be more competitive in the

future.

Our Drum Corp consisted of Christina, Roni,

Allen, Dyan and Chiara on Snare drums, Semin

and Georgia on the Bass, Mitchell and Maxwell

on the Tenors Drums. Congratulations on your

achievements!

Yohan Lee

Teacher

The Drum Corp members were fortunate to have

received some new drum corp instruments this

year thanks to our music department, the new

professional quality snare drum, quad toms and a

bass-drum with much more comfortable harnesses

and stands. The sound of these drums are much


Annual Senior

Campus Music Night

On Thursday 29 August the Annual Senior

Campus Music Night was held in the Drama

space on Senior Campus.

Our annual music night has grown over the last

few years and this year we had our biggest

audience who were lucky enough to listen to the

skills of our music students.

The night started with the small Jazz Combo,

made up of mainly Middle Campus and Year

10 Extension students, and

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then the Year 12 Solo

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Performance students had the opportunity to

perform in public, practicing for their upcoming

‘Final Performances’ assessment for SACE.

The night finished with the String Ensemble

directed by Mr Farnan performing the two

songs they had presented to the ABODA Band

Competition a couple of weeks earlier.

Thank you to all who attended, Mr Farnan for

directing the String Ensemble and the students

for performing so well on the night.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020.

David Fawcett

Music and Arts Teacher

HIGH SCHOOL

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2019 The Art Gallery of South Australia

Transforming Techniques SALA exhibition

Senior Campus Visual Art students, Lucy Hoare,

Alex Hogan, Jessica Callisto and Abbey McEvoy

displayed their work alongside other students from

across the state, as part of the 2019 Transforming

Techniques SALA exhibition. The event was part

of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA)

Festival and all students who presented works

had previously attended artist run workshops

held at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The

workshops focused on Anatomy, Life Drawing

and Self-Portraiture, designed to give students

the opportunity to develop their skills and produce

work. The exhibition was designed to showcase

and celebrate works by senior secondary students,

the works didn’t need to be resolved, but instead

highlight the techniques and skills students have

learned through their workshop experience. The

exhibition was officially opened by the AGSA

the Adelaide Central School of Art Award, where

she was specifically acknowledged for her mark

making, in particular, the variety of drawing

strategies she experimented within the creation

of her anatomy focused art. The works presented

reflect the high standard of visual art skills

developed at Norwood Morialta High School and

we were proud of all students who participated in

the exhibition. Selected works from the exhibition

will be displayed publically again as part of the

Norwood Morialta High School Art, Design and

Media Exhibition 2019, ‘Perceptions’ at Pepper Street

Art Gallery, from the 1 - 9 November.

Linda Below

Arts Leader

Assistant Director, Lisa Slade and was on display

from the 16 – 30 August, in the Radford Auditorium.

One of our students, Lucy Hoare, was awarded


ROWING

HIGH SCHOOL

Rowing News

Term 3 has seen the rowing program

restart and build towards the spring

camp in Week 1, Term 4. The rowing

coaches, rowing committee and school

staff having been working efficiently

behind the scenes to ensure the season

ahead is one of development, growth

and success.

Senior crews began training in early

September taking on a new partnership

with Train 2 Max on The Parade. This

has already proven to be a success

with students progressing through

structured and specified pre-season

workouts. Year 8 and 9 Rowers have

been back on the water in the special

interest classes throughout the term

with all club session commencing in

Week 10 and throughout the holidays.

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Mitre 10 BBQ’s

Saturday 15 September

The Rowing Club held its first fundraising BBQ of the

season at Glynde Mitre 10. In some interesting weather

and while competing with many other large events

$516 was raised and additional BBQs are planned for

December.

Stay tuned for details as we need cooks, servers,

money handlers and more to make each event

happen.

Come and Try’s

Interested in getting involved in Rowing at Norwood

Morialta High School or have you applied for the 2020

Special Interest Rowing Program? Come along to one

of our Introduction to Rowing sessions which will take

place throughout Term 4.

Sunday 13 October – 9.00am to 11.00am

Sunday 24 November – 9.00am to 11.00am

Sunday 15 December – 9.00am to 11.00am

We need assistance from rowers to ensure that new

members coming into the Club are able to safely

and enjoyably learn the basics of rowing. We expect

confident and capable junior, intermediate and senior

rowers to help out at a minimum of one session. Please

get in contact with Anne-Marie or Ben.

Spring Camp

This year’s rowing camp will once again take place at

Ankara Youth Camp, Walkers Flat, SA. The camp runs

from 16 to 18 of October, Week 1, Term 4. It is a great

opportunity for all our rowers to re-build their fitness,

develop as a team and cement their technical skills

before the start of the season.

Up Coming Events

School Indoor Rowing Championships

Friday 25 October

Seymour College

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Ergo-Thon

Saturday 23 November

NMHS Senior Campus

8:00am to 2:00pm

2019/2020 Season Calendar.

As our planning continues for the up and coming

season please find the calendar of events below.

Please note this is subject to modification.

Ben O’Connell

Rowing Manager


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Quiz Night

Saturday 24 August

The Norwood Morialta High School

Rowing Club hosted #QuizNight2019,

This event was well represented by

around 260 members of the school

community, including staff, students,

parents, and wider community

members. The purpose of the

evening was to raise fund towards the

purchase of new rowing equipment,

and it is with pleasure I can announce

over $5,000 was raised.

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The Rowing Committee put on an

outstanding evening, with a very

positive outcome, I would like to

thank all those that attended and

contributed towards the night. It

was humbling to see the school

community pull together to put on a

spectacular event.


A massive thank you to:

Tom Farnan and the NMHS Big Band -

Excellent and professional

Callie Ashby and the Home Ec Students

- for their delicious and well-presented

gourmet cupcakes

Wes and the Cleaners - for assisting

with cleaning, moving/organising tables,

and chairs

Jason Wieland and IT - for the set up

throughout the week, and support on

the night

Anne-Marie and MC + SC admin staff -

for ensuring everything was organised

and ran smoothly

Tegan van den Berg - donation of prizes

and custom Jewellery

Rowing Committee - A huge effort by

this group of parents to pull together so

many elements ensuring the night was

polished and successful.

43 local businesses who donated prizes

Ben O’Connell

Rowing Manager

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CO-CURRICULAR

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Pedal Prix

Pedal Prix in 2019

Season 2019 for Norwood

Morialta High School Pedal Prix

Racing, has been one of many

successes. We have entered

teams in 5 out of 6 series rounds,

had multiple podium finishes,

consolidated teams, entered all

female school teams and spread

the school’s brand proudly.

The season culminates in the

Australian International Pedal

Prix a 24hr race in Murray Bridge.

205 teams, over 10,000 people

from more than 70 schools and

community groups descended

on Sturt Reserve to race, drive

and ride their machines.

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TEAMS

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Murray Bridge 24hr

Race Report

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September - 2019

Wow what an end to the 2019 AHPVSS Pedal Prix

season. Norwood Morialta High School’s teams were

primed and ready for an assault on the National

Championship in Category S3 with Team Focus. XP8

were also in Category S3 and Spurls Girls entered

an all-female team in Category C7. After months of

practice, pre-race preparation was good as all teams

were able to get some laps in qualifying with Focus

allocated 10th on the grid, XP8 39th and Spurls 95th.

It rained all Friday night after qualifying with some

soggy tents that were lucky to get through the

persistent weather. We all woke to a wet track and grey

skies. Grid up was its usual hive of excitement and the

showers were easing.

Bang...early in the evening Focus had a major collision

crunching the trikes nose and causing major damage.

The trike needed major running repairs with a rubbing

sound under the seat. By the time we could stabilise the

mechanics and after a red flag the team were 13 laps

behind Vector again by 1.30am but still holding 2nd just.

The traffic was challenging, many riders where cutting

in front of traffic or riding erratically. This made riding

for Spurls, XP8 and Focus very difficult, however we

all shared the track and this is part of pedal prix. This

is daunting for many faster riders though. XP8 had

some rollovers along with Spurls. However, both teams

pushed hard to keep their positions.

The race was underway with Team Focus starting off

steady but quickly hit slippery track conditions with a

couple of rollovers. XP8 started clean along with Spurls

Girls. As the afternoon progressed the track started to

dry leaving it open for a big chase to gain back laps lost

to Vector in Category 3 by Focus. The race plans had

been changed early and when Danar stepped in Team

Focus began their lap chase.

XP8 and Spurls continued to lap very consistently. Focus

started to claw back lost laps, everyone dug in with

maximum solid stints. By the time Darcy stepped out of

the trike at midnight, Team Focus had climbed from 4th

to 2nd and were just 3 laps behind Vector. Both XP8 and

Spurls were nicely turning over riders during the night

and maintaining their positions too.

Focus started to bring the laps gap down again

chasing Vector and averaged over 40 km/hr as a

team. The team had depth in their fitness and team

manager Shane aimed to maximize their strengths

and endurance. Stella riding through the morning from

Harrison, Aaron, Thomas, Kawindu, Dino and Noah saw

Focus within 4 laps and 3 hours to go. The possibly was

real but challenging.

XP8 had entered the top 10 in Category S3 which was

fantastic and Spurls had entered the top 100 overall.

Awesome work by all riders in Focus saw Darcy needing

to grab 2 laps in 55 minutes as Vector sent out their

tired yet strongest rider to steady their lead. Darcy

grabbed fastest lap at 2.07min (for 1.72km) in Category 3

in the chase, however he was unable to bring down the

gap to under a lap by the time the checkered flag fell at

12 pm on Sunday.


Finally, to all the other competitors and teams

across all categories, well done and thanks for the

racing and competition in 2019. Best wishes from

Norwood Morialta Pedal Prix and we’ll see you in

2020.

HIGH SCHOOL

Season Break Up

To conclude a wonderful season of racing and

celebrate all the team’s successes we invite all

riders from season 2019 and their families to the

NMHS Pedal Prix Racing End of Year Celebration.

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This season produced some fantastic results

not seen in years for Norwood Morialta Pedal

Prix and some outstanding individual results too.

Congratulations to all the NMHS pedal prix riders

and teams. Team Focus came 2nd in Category 3

and 11th overall (539 laps) and Darcy (last ride for the

school) got fastest lap in Category (great job Captain

Sticks), XP8 came 9th in Category 3 and 36th overall

(463 laps) awesome and Spurl’s Girls came 31st in

much harder Category 7 and 95th overall (390 laps)

well done. We have improved over previous years.

Yeah!

Thanks to all our families, friends and supporters

for another stella season for Norwood Morialta High

School and Pedal Prix. We hope you’ve loved the

videos, photos and fun of racing again!

Thanks to the Australian International Pedal Prix

for continuing to put on the most amazing events

in the world this year. Without the work of your

organisation and all the volunteers our enjoyment

would not be possible. Thank you truly!

Location: TBA

Time: 6:30pm

Date: November 29

Season 2020

In 2020 pedal prix will be back as the fastest

sport at NMHS. We will be chasing the top spots

across the Senior School, Middle School and most

importantly the Senior School All-Female Category.

We want you to be involved and hope to hear from

you over the next few months.

Please contact: dl.0787.pedalprix@schools.sa.edu.au

Ben O’Connell

Pedal Prix Manager

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125th Anniversary of

Women’s Suffrage

Celebration


On Wednesday 18th of September, 9

future female leaders attended a celebration

of the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

at the Burnside City Council. The celebration

commenced with an inspiring and motivating

panel of female speakers including Marijana

Rajcic (MJ), the Hon Vickie Chapman MP, Vicky

Welgraven, Saru Rana, Evelyn O’Loughlin

and Anne Monceaux. Each of these panellists

shared their stories, experiences and

challenges, and provided the students who

attended with a fresh perspective on women’s

rights and gender equality.

After an informative and interesting panel

session, the panel divided amongst the schools

attending and were given a list of questions

for their table to brainstorm. These questions

gave the students a chance to explore ideas

of what they could do in their schools and how

the council could support them in their future

endeavours. The female leaders of Norwood

Morialta were very active in sharing their vision

and ideas with students from other schools.

Leaving the venue, the students were

faced with a challenge of how they would

incorporate what they learnt into the work

they do in their school and influence changes

in the school community. The course of actions

they developed included attracting more year

9 boys to the roles of house leaders. This will

be discussed with all middle campus student

leaders and will hopefully encourage some of

the current male leaders to take part in the

action.

The 125th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

celebration was truly an eye-opener for the 9

female representatives who attended.


- Zaiba Hattam, Olivia Spandrio

and Molly Sweeney

Students

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My Week at MOD


Recently I applied for and was awarded,

an opportunity to have a peek behind closed

doors of MOD., as part of a short-term Work

Experience Program. As Australia’s leading

future-focused museum, this venue combines

art and science, challenging audiences to

learn, and be inspired. The goal at MOD is to

raise awareness towards social and economic

matters using a surreal and abstract approach,

incorporating technology. Their target audience

is between 15 – 25 year olds, creating fun,

interactive and educational displays addressing

social and economic issues often with a focus on

raising awareness on a topic.

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Working in an office space called the MOD.

Pod. where the team were extremely helpful

in guiding me through the process it takes to

ensure that the exhibitions run smoothly. I was

enlightened seeing the extensive efforts it took

as a team to bring the exhibitions together.

I participated in various meetings where

marketing techniques, production concepts and

idea developments were discussed. Through this

program I explored how exhibition ideas were

developed and the organisation and teamwork

required to ensure successful upcoming events.

Talking to a diverse range of people from

different cultures and beliefs about the meaning

behind the HEDONISM exhibition.

I was captivated by what the course had to

offer and the new opportunities to challenge

my preconceived notions of what constituted

art. Expanding my art knowledge and formed

valuable connections among the arts community

as I worked alongside a range of creative

people. Throughout this week, I improved my

communication skills and confidence as I had

opportunities to work in customer service. As a

year 11 student passionate about art and creating

artworks I am always looking for new ways to

explore the industry and MOD. gave me insight

into the industry and built upon my teamwork

and collaboration skills to achieve high results.

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I highly recommend students take advantage to

participate in programs of this nature to extend

yourself in a field of your interest and thank you

to the ‘Moderators’ for giving me a chance to be

a part of your team!


- Jazmin Colombini

Year 11 Student

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Friday 20 September, 2019

Swift Technologies at Uni Adelaide was, as a

whole, eye-opening. Learning about modern

issues like women not being involved in

science, mathematics, and technology is an

experience I am glad to have had.

SWIFT Report

The Australian Institute for Machine Learning at the

University of Adelaide is developing an amazing new

full-day program for young w(o)men in Years 5 to 8,

to empower, grow and support them to be strong,

authentic and equal contributors to the technological

sector in future years. Year 8 student Suhani Mistry

was luck enough to be selected as an ambassador

to help develop this program. 40 girls from across SA

were selected to attend a workshop at the University

of Adelaide run by AIML.

The topics included:

• Understanding Bias and the Importance of Diversity

in Technology

• Growing Tall Poppies – Effective Collaboration and

Supporting Other Girls

• Building Confidence, Resilience and Your Own Truth

• What Other Skills Will You Need in the Future?

• Future Careers - Exciting Opportunities in Artificial

Intelligence and Machine Learning

With the hastag #HereWeCome on their t-shirts, the

girls were certainly able to show their leadership,

collaboration and skills as influencers in this emerging

space.

Leisa Westerhof

IBMYP and Resource Centres Leader and

DigiGirls Teacher

We learnt about how these such issues are

put aside as they are ‘Not as important.’ But

the opportunity on Friday was so inexplicably

structured that instead of sending the group

of girls with me into feelings of unjust and

anger, the fantastic sponsors inspired us

to be ambassadors and make a change

to other people just like us. I can say that

I was most joyful at being surrounded by

such strong, smart, independent, beautiful

women, who aren’t afraid to be themselves;

I felt right in my element like I’ve never been

before. The way that a group of ‘strangers’

came together for one same goal was just

unbelievable. A bonus was a tour of the

University, and I can say wholeheartedly

that it was the most beautiful, natural, free

campus I’ve ever seen. Of course, I’d let

my inner nerd free, and I took photos that

swallowed the data in my phone, checked

every book in their beyond-spectacular

library, and marveled at even the little pens

which wrote ‘University Of Adelaide!’

Overall, wrapped in a clean, neat bow,

I cannot put in words how inspiring this

program was. It tied together to become

a day full of information, entertainment,

exploring, and friendship. A big thanks to

everyone who organized this (Ms Westerhof!)

And I hope this little piece of writing shows

my feeling accurately. I will never, ever forget

the day that changed everything for me

- Suhani Mistry

Year 8 Student


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International News

New International Students

Term 3 saw the commencement of 48

international students. These included students

who are enrolled in the high school graduate

program with the majority starting in either the

Middle Campus or Senior Campus Intensive

Secondary English Course.

Study Abroad Program students who commenced

this term came from a diverse range of countries

including Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Japan.

These students come to study English and

immerse themselves in Australian culture and our

school community. These students undertake a

program from 4 weeks up to one year. Some have

enjoyed their stay so far that they have extended

their program!

At our school, the students undertook a program

comprising of English lessons, cultural excursions,

as well as a school experience program including

Aboriginal Studies, Australian Cuisine and Sports

classes. Our staff, as always, have willingly given

their time to ensure that our international visitors

have a special Norwood Morialta High School

experience.

The Koishikawa students and Japanese language

classes shared information about their school,

lifestyle and cultures. They are seen here (below

pictures) are enjoying sharing Japanese cultural

activities including paper folding, Japanese card

games and Kendama.

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Koishikawa Secondary Education School

– Study Tour

We welcomed 20 students and 1 staff member

from Koishikawa Secondary Junior High School,

Tokyo, Japan on Monday 5 August for a 2-week

study tour. The group were hosted by NMHS

families and from all accounts very close bonds

were developed with the students and their host

families.


Sister School Trips

On Thursday, 26 September, we farewelled 18

students and 2 staff members as they ventured to

our sister school, Takahashi Senior High School, in the

Okayama Prefecture in Japan. The group will spend

8 days at our sister school before touring Kyoto and

Tokyo for another week.

We sincerely thank our students who acted as

International Ambassadors and supported the

Koishikawa students whilst at our school, as well as

our families who continue to value our International

Programs by hosting these students in their family

home. This is a great opportunity for our students

and families to share and experience a different

culture. For students studying the language, this is an

authentic and meaningful way to further develop their

skills in the language.

In Term 4 we will welcome another group of study

tour students from Ritsumeikan Junior High School,

from Kyoto, Japan, from 20 November until 3

December. If your family is interested in hosting one

of these young students, please contact Nicolette

Welford for further information at the school on

telephone 8364 2299 or email: Nicolette.welford12@

schools.sa.edu.au

Returning home with the group was Yu, our long term

exchange student from Takahashi, who was happy to

be returning home (with lots of Tim Tams) but at the

same time, very sad to be leaving us at NMHS where

he enjoyed his experience of schooling at the Middle

Campus.

On Monday 30 September, another group of 16

students and 2 staff took off to explore Italy, visiting

Naples, Rome, Siena, Florence and then spending 10

days at our sister school, Convitto Nazionale Umberto

1, in Torino.

We wish them well and safe journeys and look

forward to hearing about all their adventures and

seeing photos of their explorations when they return.


UPCOMING TRIPS – 2020

Hawai’i – Global Summit – March 2020

After the successful inaugural Global Summit at

NMHS in March this year, a triennial partnership

has been established with Kamehameha Schools

in Hawai’i and Ritsumeikan Junior High School in

Japan. Hawai’i will host the next Global Summit in

March 2020, Ritsumeikan in 2021 and then it will be

back at NMHS in 2022.

Early in Term 4 there will be an information

evening (Wednesday 16 October, Middle Campus

Lecture Theatre at 5.45pm) for families and

students interested in applying to participate in

the Global Summit in Hawai’i. Six students and

two staff from NMHS have been invited to attend

and students currently in Year 8 or Year 9 are

invited to submit an application. PLG teachers

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have information letters and application forms.

Applications are due by Friday 18 October.

For further information, please contact Andrea

Sarantaugas at the school on 8364 2299 or email:

andrea.sarantaugas328@schools.sa.edu.au

Senior Campus International

Celebration Assembly

In Week 8 of Term 3, the student leaders on

the Senior Campus presented the International

Celebration assembly. The guest speaker, Lenard,

an old scholar of Norwood Morialta, inspired the

students through his experiences to take every

opportunity to be involved in cultural connections

to develop their capacity to become truly global

citizens.

China Study Tour – April 2020

We are very excited to announce that we have

been successful in getting the first study tour to

China off the ground. This will occur in the Term

1 holidays next year and will take in the sights

of Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and will also involve

a 3 day Chinese language program. In Term

4, staff and will commence their planning and

preparations for this trip.

Cultural performances by students included a

wonderful acapella of a Turkish traditional song

by Year 12 student Alyassar and a musical item on

keyboard of a Chinese traditional song by Hanrui,

one of our international students.

William and Shrada gave a student perspective of

the NMHS Global Summit which occurred in March

of this year. They valued the global connections

created through their participation, and were

inspired by how different cultures can collaborate

to make a difference.

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Andrea Sarantaugas

STEM Assistant Principal, International Programs

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Important Governing

Council Meeting

Monday 28 October 2019

Senior Campus

6.30pm

Re Materials and Services

charge for 2020

Dear Parents/Caregivers

All are invited to attend this meeting

where a decision will be made as to the

setting of the Materials Services Fee.

In addition we will be seeking the full

recovery of the Materials and Services

fees. If supported, a polling letter will be

sent to all families.

Details of proposed fees are shown. If

you have any queries please call on

83642299.

In lieu of attendance at the Governing

Council meeting, parents can express

their views in writing to the Chairperson.

Fran Millard

Business Manager

On behalf of the Governing Council


2019 NORWOOD MORIALTA HIGH SCHOOL

ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA EXHIBITION

Friday 1 November – Saturday 9 November 2019

Exhibition Opening

Friday 1 November

3 pm – 5 pm

Guest speaker:

Mr Max Mastrosavas

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Friday

10 am – 5 pm

Saturday

12 noon – 5 pm

CLOSED Public Holidays

Peppert Street

Arts Centre

558 Magill Rd, Magill 5072

Phone: (08) 8364 6154

pepperstreet@burnside.

sa.gov.au


ROSTREVOR

MIDDLE

CAMPUS

Arthur Street

Morialta Road West

Moules Road

St Bernards Road

CITY

approximately

12 kilometers

MAGILL

MAGILL

Bus Routes

H20

H22

H24

B10

H30

Magill Road

Magill Road

SENIOR

CAMPUS

The Parade The Parade

ROSSLYN PARK

AULDANA

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MIDDLE CAMPUS - Morialta Road West, Rostrevor SA 5073 Phone: 08 8365 0455

SENIOR CAMPUS - 505 The Parade, Magill SA 5072 Phone: 08 8364 2299

PO Box 180, Magill SA 5073

E: dl.0787.info@schools.sa.edu.au

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